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General Discussion Area / Re: Digital caliper
« on: 13 January 2019, 19:44:15 »
I buy stuff from Lydl too, not just Ebay  :y
but as with many things ,most is made in china / Taiwan etc ,imported,marked up .
plus ebay China stuff takes ages to get delivered ,though it is getting quicker recently.

I use the caliper to measure odd size pipe,bolts etc and the digital readout is great
 .(like ronnyd i struggle to see tiny scales )
I have recently invested in a couple of pairs of +3 reading glasses ,not to read with,just as hands free magnifying glasses to see fine detail,part numbers etc
again , another pound shop purchase  ;D

Strangely, this one purports to have been made in Der Faterland. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Digital caliper
« on: 13 January 2019, 15:43:21 »
like this clicky
had one a long time ,very useful  :y
batteries from the pound shop when they die  ;D

And I thought mine was cheap! :-[

General Discussion Area / Digital caliper
« on: 13 January 2019, 12:17:14 »
Picked one up from Lidl for a tenner yesterday. Excellent value, reads inches or mm. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: One for TB and Mark
« on: 13 January 2019, 11:31:28 »
Superb. A proper engineer! I couldn't figure out why he has rigged the wheels to be electrically driven when he has that superb V10. ??? ??? ???

General Discussion Area / Re: Wireless Door Bells
« on: 07 January 2019, 22:57:28 »

I've got two of these, as I was pi55ed off with the batteries failing and not realising it, and on these the bell-push doesn't need a battery. The action of pressing it generates a wireless signal to the plugged in chime unit(s), with about 50 chimes to choose from, which are loud enough for even someone with Shack-ear to hear. I bought the first about 18 months ago for the back door, and was so impressed, bought the second one for the front. :y

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 06 January 2019, 18:34:52 »
Finally got round to changing the oil on TBE.  Thanks to that Gixer fella for use of a warm area to do it, and he also went round the suspension while it was in the air.

Has he moved? there was no room in his garage on my last visit. ??? ??? ???

General Discussion Area / Re: PPI Refund
« on: 04 January 2019, 19:23:52 »
Decision made, one 1st class stamp, and save the rest for a rainy day.

General Discussion Area / Re: PPI Refund
« on: 03 January 2019, 18:57:14 »
It must have cost 100 times that to sort it out!

General Discussion Area / Re: PPI Refund
« on: 03 January 2019, 15:32:34 »
Hmmm, now what can we spend the 79 pence on. :-\ :-\ :-\

General Discussion Area / PPI Refund
« on: 03 January 2019, 09:19:30 »
Hooray, we are about to become rich! :y :y :y

General Car Chat / Re: What's the best way....
« on: 02 January 2019, 13:12:42 »
When they do come off, refit with some copper slip for ease of removal next time. :y

Omega General Help / Re: Suspension Options
« on: 02 January 2019, 13:07:16 »
Iíve had Boge fitted to 3.2 since 2012, still in good condition. Canít see how Kilen could be worth double.

Also discovered a pair of brand new rear springs in garage, so means just need new front springs.

Would standard Sachs//Boge go well with B4 shocks?

That rang a bell, and when I checked my records, I fitted a pair of these to the rear of the TD Estate. My note here:
"119,500 Feb 10th 2014 Replace rear springs with BOGE 25-964-0. Not happy with the shape of these compared to OE. Would choose alternative next time." :y

Omega General Help / Re: Tyres Rotation - What would you do?
« on: 01 January 2019, 19:21:15 »
The advice is always to put the grippiest tyre on the rear, as for most, understeer is far easier to get back into shape than chronic oversteer.

Hindsight is wonderful, so you probably wanted to rotate a while ago.  I'd still do so, putting to one side the money you were going to spend now, so its slightly less painful when you have to buy a set of 4.

Perhaps, and probably at higher speeds, but IME I'd rather lose the back end than the front and have the rubber on the front to steer into the slide.:y

General Car Chat / Re: Senator A Build
« on: 30 December 2018, 22:43:44 »
Superb job Andy. But I have got 3 more Haynes on my shelf than you!
Happy New Year. :y :y :y

General Discussion Area / Re: worx pressure washer
« on: 30 December 2018, 17:03:25 »
I have the luxury of 3 car-washes locally, or wash it at work.  If it needs washing at home, two bucket fulls from the tap, then rinse and cloth dry with water from the rain butt.

£2.99 (with discount card) for Platinum car wash locally. :y

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